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Re: [Bug-tar] "file changed as we read it" on MacOS X

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] "file changed as we read it" on MacOS X
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 00:34:55 -0800
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On 12/23/11 22:57, Bruno Haible wrote:
>   * It is possible that the MacOS X "Spotlight" indexer daemon and the
>     MacOS X "Time Machine" incremental backup were running at the same time.

Some programs like that play a trick: they save st_atime, then
read a file, then restore st_atime back to the old value.  This
updates st_ctime, though, and it might explain your problem.

I don't know whether those two programs do that, though.

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